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  • Starbucks v Sky: a report from the UK Supreme Court

    March 31, 2015

    In a rare consideration of passing off law, the UK Supreme Court has agreed to review a dispute over the trade mark NOW TV. Managing IP was in court to hear the arguments

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  • EBA backs plant patents in tomatoes and broccoli cases

    March 31, 2015

    A seven-person panel of the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal has upheld the patentability of plants and plant material in two long-awaited decisions published on March 25

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  • Supreme Court's B&B decision raises the stakes at TTAB

    March 30, 2015

    The Supreme Court’s decision on the preclusive effect of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board rulings means that brand owners may have to prepare a lot more carefully for TTAB proceedings

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  • Texas Judge Leonard Davis to join Fish & Richardson

    March 30, 2015

    Judge Leonard Davis, former Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, will join Fish & Richardson in May

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  • Court of Appeal backs Mattel over Scramble marks

    March 30, 2015

    “It was not very helpful”. That was Michael Silverleaf QC’s summary of the High Court’s ruling in Mattel v Zynga, a trade mark decision he helped Mattel to appeal in November, during his primer on passing off law to the Supreme Court in Starbucks v BskyB last week

  • USPTO implements “quick fixes” to PTAB page limits

    March 27, 2015

    The USPTO has revealed the first part of a three-part plan for changes to PTAB proceedings – an increase of page limits for both motions to amend and petitioner’s replies to 25 pages. It will follow this up with a second rule package in the summer

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  • Brand protection in ASEAN: a practical view

    March 27, 2015

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), set to come into effect on December 31, has the goal of transforming Southeast Asia into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour and a freer flow of capital. Henry Goodwin and Candice Kwok discuss the future of brand protection in the region and what rights holders need to be aware of as they look to enter the markets there

  • 93% of IPR claims cancelled by PTAB in February final written decisions

    March 26, 2015

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board cancelled a far higher percentage of claims in inter partes review final written decisions during February this year than the average for all IPRs decided to date, according to Finnegan

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  • Judge Smith: PTAB numbers not necessarily sign of success

    March 26, 2015

    In a spirited discussion at Georgetown University earlier this week, Judge James D Smith of the PTAB and other speakers weighed in on the state of AIA post-grant proceedings and what the future holds

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  • Russell Slifer revealed as USPTO deputy director

    March 25, 2015

    Russell Slifer has been appointed deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the USPTO

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  • WilmerHale adds three partners in Denver

    March 25, 2015

    Natalie Hanlon Leh, Mary Sooter and Benjamin Fernandez have joined WilmerHale’s Denver office as members of the litigation and intellectual property departments

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  • Supreme Court: TTAB finding may preclude court ruling on same issue

    March 25, 2015

    In a 7-2 decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, the US Supreme Court found that issue preclusion should apply to rulings by the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board as long as the ordinary requirements for issue preclusion are met and the uses examined by the TTAB and the district court are materially the same

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  • Darrell Issa: Universities act as trolls too

    March 24, 2015

    Speaking at Georgetown University yesterday, Congressman Darrell Issa (pictured) said that patent reform measures should not carve out exemptions for universities that behave like trolls

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  • How to work with the ITC

    March 24, 2015

    Speaking at Managing IP’s US Patent Forum last week in Washington DC, Lisa Kattan of the US International Trade Commission (ITC) gave tips on how to better take advantage of the proceedings. One bit of advice – don’t treat it as if it’s standard litigation

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  • Zynga’s IP game

    March 23, 2015

    The gaming company’s IP lawyer Renee Lawson tells Emma Barraclough about the move from partner to start-up, why the company listens to its lawyers, and the ups and downs of cross-border litigation

  • The rules on recovering costs

    March 23, 2015

    The possibility to recover costs in IP cases can be an important consideration in your litigation strategy. Correspondents in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and United States answer six questions about their jurisdictions


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  • Zynga’s IP game

    The gaming company’s IP lawyer Renee Lawson tells Emma Barraclough about the move from partner to start-up, why the company listens to its lawyers, and the ups and downs of cross-border litigation

  • Time to put strategies in place for 3D printing

    3D printing offers new opportunities to IP owners and manufacturers, but also brings risks. Justin E Pierce and Steven J Schwarz suggest some approaches companies can take to maximise protection in the United States

  • Sirius and Pandora cases raise fundamental IP issues

    The popularity of pre-1972 music on internet radio has thrown up a fierce legal battle over sound recording licences in the United States. Peter E Masaitis and Evan W Woolley explain – with a bit of help from their friends in the 60s and 70s music scene

  • Brand protection in ASEAN: a practical view

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), set to come into effect on December 31, has the goal of transforming Southeast Asia into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour and a freer flow of capital. Henry Goodwin and Candice Kwok discuss the future of brand protection in the region and what rights holders need to be aware of as they look to enter the markets there

  • Beware when using the Madrid Protocol in Africa

    The Madrid Protocol is now in effect in the OAPI member states and Zimbabwe. But, says Wayne Meiring, that does not necessarily mean that international registrations will be valid and enforceable

  • Zynga’s IP game

    The gaming company’s IP lawyer Renee Lawson tells Emma Barraclough about the move from partner to start-up, why the company listens to its lawyers, and the ups and downs of cross-border litigation

  • The rules on recovering costs

    The possibility to recover costs in IP cases can be an important consideration in your litigation strategy. Correspondents in Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and United States answer six questions about their jurisdictions

  • The impact of the UPC on life science companies

    Life science companies face unique patent issues, for example concerning relief, exemptions and supplementary protection. Bert Oosting, Andreas von Falck, Stanislas Roux-Vaillard, Stephen Bennett and Daniel Brook examine how these questions will be addressed in the proposed UPC

  • Africa: Noteworthy trade mark ruling in Kenya


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